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Virtual Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Previously known as the PTLLS, the '7303' or Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector.

Course Overview

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training, previously known as PTLLS, is now available in a live virtual classroom format!

Upcoming Dates:

10th and 11th June 2021 (9 am to 5 pm)

This is the virtual equivalent of a regular classroom-based course. If you find studying alone online difficult, this is the perfect solution for you! Your tutors will be available live as well as social interaction with your peers just as you would in a classroom setting.

Upon successful completing of the course, delegates will achieve the nationally recognised Ofqual approved Level 3 Award in Education and Training Certificate from NOCN or Pearson Edexcel.

What is the Level 3 Award in Education and Training Course?

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training Course, also known as the AET Course, is your accredited introduction to teaching in post-16 education.

To obtain the linked qualification or Level 3 Award, you will need to attend the complete 2-day AET Training Course and submit the assessments online. This is an online exclusive course and will be conducted in front of a tutor in a live classroom setting.

Why should I train in a virtual classroom?

With the current global situation pertaining to Covid-19, classroom training is an option that doesn’t exist. However, we understand that nothing beats being immersed in the energy of the classroom while being surrounded by like-minded students who want to better themselves in studying for their future.

That is why we are introducing the Level 3 Award in Education & Training course in the virtual classroom format. This will allow you the opportunity to ask your tutor questions and will also give you the chance to partake in group discussions with your fellow students. You can do all this while following a classroom plan that opens you up to new ways in learning and developing your skill in becoming a teacher or lecturer in further education

If you're looking for the self-paced Level 3 Award in Education and Training Course, click here.

Key details

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training course is made up of three core units and requires three days of attendance from 9am-5pm GMT +1 (including breaks) in the virtual classroom.

Day 1:

Students will spend the first two days consolidating pre-course learning and reports. Theywill also take a look at Unit 1: Understanding Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Education and Training, Unit 2: Understanding and Using Inclusive Teaching and Learning Approaches in Education and Trainingand Unit 3: Understanding Assessment in Education and Training.

Day 2:

On the second day of the course, students will make their own teaching lesson plan in preparation to deliver it in front of the class and go through their micro-teach session.

The course will include a mixture of live lectures, activities and group discussions. After the 2 days of classroom training is complete, students will have one month to complete course assignments at home and submit them online before the due deadline.

Pre-course requirements

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training is available for all candidates who fulfil the following criteria set by the Awarding Organisations:

  • Age range: 19+
  • Core skills: There are no formal entry requirements for this training course however candidate must have reading and writing skills in order to complete the course
  • Access to Internet using a laptop / pc / tablet using up to date Windows, Android or Apple operating systems.

Course Brochure

Would you like to read in more detail what the ELN Virtual Level 3 AET course entails? Download our course brochure now!

Your course Tutors

  • Mark Bresland Mark Bresland EFL Tutor

    Mark is ELN’s Training Manager as well as being one of our most highly rated tutors. He supports students on our DET, IQA, EQA and some Assessor courses. He has amassed over 23 years of training experience, working with all organisational levels, creating, promoting and delivering training solutions in both the public and private sectors, working throughout the UK, Middle East and Africa. He holds numerous qualifications in learning and development including the Diploma in Education and Training, Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement, Certificate in Leading Internal Quality Assurance and the Award in External Quality Assurance.

  • Tony Lamsdale Tony Lamsdale EFL Tutor

    Tony is one of ELN's most popular tutors for AET, CET and sometimes the Assessor courses too. He has been involved in training since the mid 1990’s and has experience in both the private and public sector. He has taught a variety of subjects including Engineering, Explosives, Advanced Driving & Riding and Professional Development. During his time in industry Tony worked with a number of universities where he sat on a number of boards advising on course development, gave lectures and sponsored projects (many of which turned into commercial enterprises). When Tony is not in the classroom (or online!) he enjoys the outdoor life and is happiest when riding his Ducati.

Units and Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the teaching role and responsibilities in education and training
    1. Explain the teaching role and responsibilities in education and training
    2. Summarise key aspects of legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice relating to own role and responsibilities 
    3. Explain ways to promote equality and value diversity. Explain why it is important to identify and meet individual learner needs
       
  2. Understand ways to maintain a safe and supportive learning environment
    1. Explain ways to maintain a safe and supportive learning environment
    2. Explain why it is important to promote appropriate behaviour and respect for others
       
  3. Understand the relationships between teachers and other professionals in education and training
    1. Explain how the teaching role involves working with other professionals
    2. Explain the boundaries between the teaching role and other professional roles
    3. Describe points of referral to meet the individual needs of learners
  1. Understand inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training
    1. Describe features of inclusive teaching and learning
    2. Compare the strengths and limitations of teaching and learning approaches used in own area of specialism in relation to meeting individual learner needs
    3. Explain why it is important to provide opportunities for learners to develop their English, mathematics, ICT and wider skills
  1. Understand ways to create an inclusive teaching and learning environment
    1. Explain why it is important to create an inclusive teaching and learning environment
    2. Explain why it is important to select teaching and learning approaches, resources and assessment methods to meet individual learner needs
    3. Explain ways to engage and motivate learners
    4. Summarise ways to establish ground rules with learners
  1. Be able to plan inclusive teaching and learning
    1. Devise an inclusive teaching and learning plan
    2. Justify own selection of teaching and learning approaches, resources and assessment methods in relation to meeting individual learner needs
  1. Be able to deliver inclusive teaching and learning
    1. Use teaching and learning approaches, resources and assessment methods to meet individual learner needs
    2. Communicate with learners in ways that meet their individual needs
    3. Provide constructive feedback to learners to meet their individual needs
  1. Be able to evaluate the delivery of inclusive teaching and learning
    1. Review the effectiveness of own delivery of inclusive teaching and learning
    2. Identify areas for improvement in own delivery of inclusive teaching and learning
  1. Understand types and methods of assessment used in education and training
    1. Explain the purposes of types of assessment used in education and training
    2. Describe characteristics of different methods of assessment in education and training
    3. Compare the strengths and limitations of different assessment methods in relation to meeting individual learner needs.
    4. Explain how different assessment methods can be adapted to meet individual learner needs.
       
  2. Understand how to involve learners and others in the assessment process
    1. Explain why it is important to involve learners and others in the assessment process
    2. Explain the role and use of peer and self-assessment in the assessment process
    3. Identify sources of information that should be made available to learners and others involved in the assessment process
       
  3. Understand the role and use of constructive feedback in the assessment process
    1. Describe key features of constructive feedback
    2. Explain how constructive feedback contributes to the assessment process
    3. Explain ways to give constructive feedback to learners
       
  4. Understand requirements for keeping records of assessment in education and training
    1. Explain the need to keep records of assessment of learning
    2. Summarise the requirements for keeping records of assessment in an organisation

Assessments

Unit 1: Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Education and Training

3 x short essay style assignments and 1 x peer discussion.

Unit 2: Using and Delivering Inclusive Learning and Teaching Approaches in Lifelong Learning

3 x short essay style assignments and 1 x peer discussion for the theory part.

1 x session plan, tutor observation report, peer feedbacks and self-evaluation. You will need to video record and send for assessment a 15-minute microteach session with at least 3 participants over the age of 16. The microteach can be on any topic.

Unit 3: Understanding Assessment in Education and Training

4 x short essay style assignments and 1 x peer discussion.

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Frequently asked questions

AET Virtual course is a 2 day live, virtual course with real-time tutor and colleague interaction. Attendance is time-bound and compulsory like any regular classroom based course. 

The online self-paced AET is a 6 month course where you get access to a personal tutor if you require help but is mostly self-paced independent learning at your convenience.

The certificate can take up to 4-6 weeks to arrive.

Our upcoming dates for the Virtual AET course are:

10th and 11th June, 2021 (9am to 5pm GMT +1)

 

This AET virtual course is equivalent to a regular classroom-based course therefore is costly and time-bound. You get live interaction with your tutor face to face as well as interaction and discussion with your peers on the course. 

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